Students can assemble nucleotides into double stranded DNA then twist it into a double helix. Interlocking foam pieces allow only correct base pairing (A with T and G with C). Backbone pieces emphasize the antiparallel nature of the two strands of DNA. Students can replicate the DNA, creating a replication bubble. Ribose sugar and uracil are also provided so students may model transcription.
Due to the modular nature of this kit, it may be used at a wide range of student ability, from middle school students learning the basics of DNA structure and replication, to college students modeling the removal of a diphosphate from a nucleotide triphosphate as each base is added to the growing nucleotide chain.
Models in this Collection
6 DNA Starter Kits
- 12 red adenine
- 12 blue cytosine
- 12 green guanine
- 12 yellow thymine
- 6 white uracil
- 4 long gray DNA backbone pieces
- 24 gray sugar–phosphate backbone pieces
- 12 purple sugar–phosphate backbone pieces
- 48 orange phosphate pieces
- 48 orange connector pieces
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